“He is strong, but not in the way people think. He loves more than he will ever get back and he knows it. And yet, he loves anyway” I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder back in 2005. Its not something that is particularly easy to live with […]
I am a Mental Health Advocate and i blog about all things mental health. Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and an Eating Disorder. I have spent a fair bit of time as an inpatient on various different psychiatric wards, as both an informal and formal patient.
I am a dad to two beautiful children, a 2 year old girl called Esmai and a 1 year old boy called Harry. My children are my world and the only reason i am still alive, and i would give my last breath if it meant they could take another.
Some things i enjoy doing with my time include spreading awareness about mental health, hiking, running and going to the gym. I love to be outdoors and i also enjoy a bit of photography. I am currently studying to get my GCSE's in college, and then i plan on getting a degree in psychology.
I started down this path of being a mental advocate in February of this year. For far to long throughout my life, both myself and many others have had to endure the stigma around mental health. This stigma comes from all walks of life, including the professionals in the mental health services that are supposed to help.
It is also my aim, that by spreading awareness and education, i can help to bring down these walls of stigma. I also hope that through my work, i can once again get better funding in place for those who suffer with a mental illness.
A new report shows that only 14% of men would disclose mental health issues to an employer Stephen Gillatt shares his experience of dealing with mental health in the workplace If your work is affected by mental health difficulties, contact a therapist on welldoing.org I was approached to write this […]
“I think a big part of success in football is mental, not physical. How you are inside your head matters more.” Iker Casillas As I write, I’ve been signed off for four months due to on-going mental health problems. This week has been hard, and I’m writing this […]
“He is strong, but not in the way people think. He loves more than he will ever get back and he knows it. And yet, he loves anyway” Unknown I was given the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder in 2005 after a couple of informal stays on a […]
“The single most important barrier to overcome in the community is the stigma and associated discrimination towards persons suffering from mental and behavioural disorders.” The World Health Organisation. So what is stigma? In the dictionary it states that stigma is a mark of disgrace associated with a particular […]
In the dictionary its states that “mental health is a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being”. Mental health is so important at every stage of a person’s life. It effects how we think, feel, and act in everyday life. Right from waking up in […]
This post is continuing from my last post. The times that I didn’t hang out with Joe or visit Harry, me and my brother would just go off on adventures together. We would mostly just roam the streets, the local school and our local church which had a […]